Write Things, Tell People

November 14, 2023 1 minute read

There’s this article that’s as old as the internet called Do Things, Tell People. It goes on about how success comes as a result of those two simple activities.

Read it, it’s very good.

This has been my mantra for the last few years but I’ve been leaning heavily on the doing rather than the telling. And as the author says, you can’t really get by without both.

So here I am, trying to do the telling bit as well.

Why I’ve struggled with it

Promoting has been mostly an afterthought for me. An accountability exercise where the last step in finishing a write-up is publishing it.

I guess I’ve found too much joy in improving in my craft. I’ve started writing pretty good prose, and even better code because of that. But there’s little joy in being a master in solitude.

And little profit too.

I really believe I’ve written articles that can get you thinking, books that will expand your knowledge, and short stories that can open up a new world to you.

Only if people knew about them.

So what am I writing?

I’m currently working on two projects.

I’m writing my third programming book - The Full-Stack Tao. If you’re into software architecture, design, or just want to expand your engineering knowledge, you will love it. It’s aimed at intermediate-level software engineers who are looking for a path to the senior level.

You can read the first chapter for free here.

I’m writing short stories inspired by easter-european folklore and if you’re into darker fantasy I’m sure you’ll like them. They’re split into smaller sections you can easily read in one sitting.

And now I’ve told you.

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